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Determining which species and ecosystems are thriving and which are rare or declining is crucial for targeting conservation toward elements of biodiversity in greatest need. NatureServe and its network members use a suite of factors to assess the conservation status of plants, animals, and ecological systems and communities.

Nodding yucca (Yucca cernua) is a G1 species, known from fewer than a dozen populations in southeast Texas. Photo by Sam Sheline | NatureServe.
  1. Core Methodology Training

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  2. Conservation and Management of North American Bumble Bees

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  3. NatureServe Core Methodology

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  4. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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  5. Conservation Status Assessment

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  6. Conservation Rank Calculator

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  7. IUCN Red List of Ecosystems

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  8. NatureServe Explorer®

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